It hasn't been a rarity to see a team make a comeback against the Colorado Rapids this season, but it was sure a sight for sore eyes when the Rapids made a comeback of their own to earn a draw on Sunday against the Whitecaps. I mean, it wasn't a world-beating performance but it was still nice to see the Rapids get a point out of a game.
We're taking what we can get these days.
0 - Awful, horrible, why is he even on the field!?
1-3 - Poor. Why is he starting?
4-6 - Decent. Played a reasonable game, but could have done much more.
7-9 - Great game! Did nearly everything right with few mistakes
10 - Perfect game.
Matt Pickens - 5
He couldn't do much about either goal and made six saves, story of his life this year.
Luis Zapata - 5
The defending being a bit more stout than usual allowed Luis to get forward more often than he has recently, which is a good thing since that's what he does best. Didn't have too many problems on the defense either, which is a plus.
Tyrone Marshall - 3
Old man Marshall is not good at the soccers any more. Getting burned like you're standing still by Robbie Keane and Kenny Miller in two straight weeks? That's just embarrassing.
Marvell Wynne - 4
The first half was all right for Wynne, but he seemed to lose his footing in the game a bit as time went along.
Drew Moor - 5
Drew Moor was Drew Moor. He did Drew Moor things and he did them well. Might want to work on his attacking potential if he stays at fullback, but his defense is still pretty damn good.
Jaime Castrillon - 3.5
The Invisible Man had an invisible performance, getting a shot on goal but not much else as the game went along.
Jeff Larentowicz - 5
Eventually, the offense will have to start working every game so Larentowicz won't need to go forward quite as much. (Getting back into the 4-2-3-1 formation will help that out as well.) If he stays back and does nothing but defend and pass the ball around the back and the midfield, he'll be all right.
Hendry Thomas - 5.5
Another fine passing display and defensive effort in the midfield for Thomas. It's nice to have a guy like him penciled into the lineup every week.
Martin Rivero - 6
One of his best games in a while, especially considering it was on turf, where Rivero has struggled all season. He would have had his second goal of the year with a bit more luck when he clattered the post. Unfortunate that he didn't get an assist for it either!
Omar Cummings - 5.5
The goal he scored was something out of 2010, and a good sign going forward for the Jamaican. If he can keep that sort of stuff going, I doubt any of us will complain.
Conor Casey - 5
Opened up space and got a few decent shots off. Had he scored a goal, would have been a great game for the big guy.
Andre Akpan - 4.5
Added a bit of finesse to the forward position, but didn't produce too much. Wasn't a detriment, at the very least.
Jamie Smith - 6.5
Lucky enough to have the entire defense fall down in front of him as if they were dominoes, but you can't take anything away from his fine finish. Out of the 190+ minutes he's played this season, those 17 were unquestionably his best.
Joseph Nane - N/A
Didn't have enough time to do anything.